Investigation underway on death of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

28 January 2015

An investigation into the death of a UN peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon is underway, according to the UN Interim Force in the country, UNIFIL.

The peacekeeper of was from Spain died from injuries sustained following an exchange of fire north of the Blue Line, a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon.

The Israeli Defence Forces have informed UNIFIL that they also have incurred casualties as a result of fire from the Lebanese side.

May Yaacoub asked UNIFIL Spokesperson Andrea Tenenti about the circumstances of the incident.

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